Abbas Ecology has an experienced team of ecologists who can cover a wide range of disciplines. We are able to interpret a client's need to produce a high standard of work. We aim to strive for excellence in the field of ecological consultancy.
Bronwen has worked in the commercial, research and charity section of wildlife conservation for 20+ years. She holds class licenses for Bats, Great Crested Newts and Dormice and has held/been a named ecologist on mitigation licenses for these species. Bronwen is an experienced otter and water vole surveyor. She has worked closely with the Environment Agency to design mitigation for river species as well as being a qualified River Habitat Surveyor (RHS). She has also built up knowledge of wildlife law and has experience in project management. She is the co-founder of Abbas Ecology.
Jon Crewe BSc (Hons), ACIEEM
Jon enjoyed a career change after graduating in Environment and Ecology with the Open University. He co-founded Abbas Ecology after some years as an ecological consultant in a variety of roles. Secretary of the Dorset Flora group, he has specialised in botanical survey to NVC level. He holds class licenses for Bats and Great Crested Newts. He has held Mitigation licenses for 8 bat species, Smooth snake and Sand lizard. He is currently helping to co-ordinate the Purbeck Bat Project, looking at bats in the landscape, especially the rare Greater Horseshoe.
Richard Bates BSc (Hons), ACIEEM
Richard started working at Abbas Ecology in 2013 as a seasonal ecologist and has since become a permanent member of staff. With 5+ years experience in the field, Richard regularly carries out a range of surveys for our clients, including phase 1 habitat surveys, hedgerow, reptile, badger and great crested newt surveys. He can conduct Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM ecology assessments. As a licensed bat ecologist, Richard also undertakes phase 1 bat checks, providing professional advice to our clients when necessary.
Michelle Haines, Qualifying MCIEEM
Michelle joined Abbas in April 2016 as a seasonal ecologist and has since become a full time member of the team. Michelle has 3 years experience working on surveying and monitoring projects both in the UK and Central America. Michelle is licenced to work with Great Crested Newts, Smooth Snakes and Bats. Michelle attends voluntary events assisting with research and conservation projects focusing on bats species including Bechsteins and Greater Horseshoe. She previously trained with Dorset Wildlife Trust focusing on management and monitoring of heathland wildlife reserves.
Robert Aquilina, MSc, MCIEEM
Robert has an MSc in Freshwater Ecology and has worked with Pond Conservation for three years gaining extensive experience of all water habitats. He has some 10 years experience of working with amphibians and reptiles. His other field of interest is invertebrates especially beetles, bugs and flies.
Abbas Ecology also use a range of sub-contractors to fulfil demand and client's requirements. We often employ a seasonal ecologist for six months during the peak spring/summer season.